Alternate Definitions for Interacting galaxies

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Term: Interacting galaxies

Galaxies that are close enough for their mutual gravitational attraction to produce perturbed shapes or extruded filaments of stellar material, called tidal tails. Most galaxies are in clusters, and gravitational interactions between them are common.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan